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Top Job Search Mistakes Millennials Make and How to Fix Them

Top Job Search Mistakes Millennials Make and How to Fix Them

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The job world isn't what it used to be. With twesumes, online portfolios and professional social media platforms, showcasing your experience via a traditional resume template no longer cuts it and, for millennials, figuring out how to prove solid entry-level experience that will catch HR's eye without exaggerating is a lesson in creativity, insight and serious effort. And because searching for a job is a full-time job in and of itself, finding the time to figure out why you aren't getting the call backs is difficult, especially if you're looking while already employed. Jayne Mattson, senior vice president at Keystone Associates, a leading career management and transition services consulting firm, says that when millennials don't take the time to reevaluate resumes and interviews that don'...
3 Reasons to Recruit via Talent Communities

3 Reasons to Recruit via Talent Communities

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Tony Morrison is the Vice President of Business Development at Cachinkoa unique professional community where social networking and job opportunities come together. Find him on Talent Connection and connect with Cachinko on Facebook or Twitter. For all its efforts to adopt new technology and adapt to the communication tools and needs of the candidate pool, recruiting overall is still in the dark ages. Candidate submits resume and cover letter, recruiters select the candidates based on their hiring materials, on paper or their online application they seem like a good fit, so you advance them to the interview. You spend the time and money to interview, but you still have only a 50/50 chance that the candidate you selected is a good fit. The problem here is that candidate selection still is...
Gilt’s Black Friday Deals Are Awesome … If You Can Find Them

Gilt’s Black Friday Deals Are Awesome … If You Can Find Them

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Daily deals purveyor Gilt Groupe is giving shoppers a reason to stay in bed and rest off those tryptophan-induced hangovers. On Thanksgiving Day, the luxury-brands-for-less retailer is offering mobile-only sales starting at 9 p.m. EST. That means there's time to mingle, taste all the side dishes and enjoy dessert before going into full Black Friday shopping mode. Mobile consumers can also preview the full Black Friday sale that night before everyone else on Gilt.com and the Gilt to Go app (available on iOS and Android). The next morning, Gilt promises mobile-only doorbuster sales worth waking up for at 6 a.m. You'll only have until 9 p.m., however, to virtually grab what you can. And at 12 p.m. the website will "misprice" mystery items for customers to find on the site — expect exclusive
Nestle Embeds GPS in Candy for Real-Life ‘Golden Ticket’ Contest

Nestle Embeds GPS in Candy for Real-Life ‘Golden Ticket’ Contest

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Nestlé's We Will Find You promotion in the UK is like a real-world Willy Wonka competition, with six of the brand's chocolate bars leading to a great prize. They look like normal bars but are fitted with GPS trackers. When the lucky person opens his or her wrapper, it will activate and notify the prize team, who will then locate the winner within 24 hours to deliver a check for 10,000 British Pounds. This unique promotion involves the KitKat 4 Finger, KitKat Chunky, Aero Peppermint Medium and Yorkie Milk chocolate bars. "We believe this promotion will particularly appeal to men, attracting them to the chocolate singles category and thus driving incremental sales," said Graham Walker, Nestlé UK’s trade communications manager. Nestlé is also running a two-week outdoor campaign to support t
4 Hiring Lessons From the Best Cities For Millennials

4 Hiring Lessons From the Best Cities For Millennials

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Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter. The Millennial workforce is the future. Some of the biggest companies today were founded by Millennials looking to innovate. Just look at social media giant, Facebook. Your company might not be located in a dorm room, but this doesn’t mean a great Millennial candidate wouldn’t be a welcome addition to your team. Besides, your company can’t really afford to ignore Millennials. By 2014 they will comprise up to 36% of the workforce, and by 2020 that number will jump to 46%. Realizing the importance of these young superstars, many cities have begun working overtime to lure Millennial wor
Your Attitude is Key to Your Job Search

Your Attitude is Key to Your Job Search

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Dave Sanford is the Executive Vice President, Client Relations at Winter, Wyman. Dave has been helping clients as they set their recruiting and hiring strategy for over twenty years. To learn more about Dave and how to leverage Winter, Wyman for your business visit www.winterwyman.com. It’s the one thing out of the entire process you can control. That's what makes your attitude vitally important in the job search. You can’t control when someone is going to call you back, or if the person liked you, or what the economy is going to do, but you can control your attitude and how you conduct yourself throughout the process. Battling Depression The job search process inherently comes with ups and downs — moments of excitement and anticipation blended with feeling defeated and beaten down. It’s
6 Secrets to Millennials’ Workplace Happiness

6 Secrets to Millennials’ Workplace Happiness

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Image: sv_sunny/Getty CreativeYou might have heard some rumors about millennial workers: They're entitled, lazy and always looking for a pat on the head. Take these assumptions with a grain of salt: Millennials are the future, and it’s impossible to paint an entire generation with one single swipe of the paintbrush. As more Boomers retire and millennials flood the workforce, you also can’t ignore the secrets to keeping these tech-savvy workers happy. Below, we've outlined a few. Why millennial workers matter By 2020, millennials will make up an estimated 50% of the workforce, according to a study by PwC. This is a pretty handy answer to the question of why companies should care about the happiness of millennial workers. Here’s another important factor for improving happiness: Engagement a
What Is the Best Career Advice That Transcends Industries?

What Is the Best Career Advice That Transcends Industries?

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Image: Mashable Composite, Getty Creative, Luciano LozanoThis question originally appeared on Quora. What are some of the best examples of general career advice? By general, I mean not specific to your field (finance, tech, HR, media, etc.), but to anyone. It could be advice for someone looking for a job, trying to get a promotion, changing careers or for someone who wants to excel at the job he or she already has. Just looking for some golden nuggets of wisdom that have proven useful to you. Answer by Matt Wyndowe, head of product partnerships at Uber. During two years of business school at Stanford, I wrote down the best advice from our professors and lecturers. This advice is from Andy Rachleff, Mark Leslie, Irv Grousbeck, Joel Peterson, Eric Schmidt and many others. Admittedly, a lot ...
5 Ways to Make a Seasonal Job Permanent

5 Ways to Make a Seasonal Job Permanent

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Chelsea P. Gladden is the Director of Marketing and PR for FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that also offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules. To learn more about Chelsea, visit FlexJobs.com or tweet her @FlexJobsChelsea. Thankfully, the most expensive season of the year is also a time when companies hire more employees to meet holiday customer demands. For the unemployed, this is a fantastic opportunity to earn money while looking for a permanent job, but also a chance to get a foot in the door with companies. If you're interested in using a seasonal job as a stepping stone to permanent employment, here are five potential ways to turn it into a permanent staff position. 1. Prove Y...
4 Tips for Finding a Job in Your Niche

4 Tips for Finding a Job in Your Niche

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Amit De is the CEO and Co-founder of Careerleaf, an all-in-one job search platform that cuts the time to apply in half. Connect with Amit and Careerleaf on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. With an overwhelming amount of employment websites, how can job seekers be sure they are doing all within their means to completely immerse themselves in their job search? The answer: Search within your niche. Searching for a job in a specialized market can transform your search, and also boost your odds of actually connecting with key players in your industry. Job seekers can benefit by redeveloping their job search strategy to emphasize the niche of their industry or their personal qualifications. By taking a step back from large job boards and attempting to gain exposure in their specialized industry...
The Social Media Recruitment Survival Guide

The Social Media Recruitment Survival Guide

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Sajjad Masud is the co-founder and CEO of Simplicant, a cloud-based social recruiting platform that is transforming talent acquisition and making enterprise-level recruiting technology accessible to companies of all sizes. Connect with Sajjad and the Simplicant team on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. At least 90% of recruiters are already using social media to find, source and connect with talented candidates. With Facebook at 901 million members and Twitter with 500 million accounts, an increasing number of employment-eligible people spend a good part of their day on one or more of these popular social platforms. It’s easy to see why these networks are becoming key sources for employers and recruiters to find potential employees. When used effectively, social media can give an unpreceden
Job Seekers: Avoid These Background Check Horror Stories

Job Seekers: Avoid These Background Check Horror Stories

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Image: Alan LevineFor many jobs on the market today, a background check is par for the course during the application and hiring process. In fact, around 87% of organizations report that they conduct background checks on at least some applicants. Considering one in four American adults has an arrest or conviction likely to show up on a background check, you can never be too cautious about looking into what an employer might find. So what are employers discovering about your background — and is it even true? Background checks have made it into the news cycle recently, in part because of an EEOC filing against BMW and Dollar General for their extensive use of criminal background checks — some of the crimes that the organizations used to weed out candidates happened more than 20 years ago. W
3 Online Tools for Finding the Perfect Job Candidate

3 Online Tools for Finding the Perfect Job Candidate

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Heather R. Huhman is the founder and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for organizations with products that target job seekers and/or employers. You can connect with Heather and Come Recommended on Twitter and Facebook. With so many qualified job seekers available for so few positions in the U.S. workforce, many recruiters may be wondering how they can ensure they’re choosing the most qualified candidates. Fortunately, a slew of new services are available to make the role of a recruiter easier. New software is allowing job candidates to earn professional recommendations, prove their skills and more. These tools are not only powerful ways for job seekers to stand out from the crowd, but they can also help HR managers and recruiters to more adeq
How To Find Hidden Talent For Your Tech Company

How To Find Hidden Talent For Your Tech Company

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Scott Rothrock is the co-founder, CTO and president of RemarkableHire, a talent sourcing platform that uses social evidence to help recruiters and hiring managers find and evaluate the best job candidates. Connect with him and the RemarkableHire team on Facebook and Twitter. At companies with tech-focused positions in which advanced skillsets are required to get the job done, top talent is few and far between. To make the talent shortage even more of a challenge, the best of the best aren’t searching for a job, so how do you find them? There are a number of reasons why tech employers should be proactive when it comes to maintaining their current employees and attracting new ones. Regardless of the state of the economy, qualified candidates for these jobs remain in high demand. It can be t
Goalee Courts Professionals Like Online Dating For the Business World

Goalee Courts Professionals Like Online Dating For the Business World

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Name: Goalee Quick Pitch: Find other professionals with whom you share more than a similar field. Genius Idea: Connect professionals and students from similar fields to each other. Think about your experience dating online. Now think of your experience job-hunting online — where they overlap is what Goalee has created. The new network allows employers and prospective employees to court each other in a similar way one would on a dating site. Co-Founders, James Brown and Chris Sturgill, created Goalee when they noticed graduates turning to alumni rather than strangers in similar fields. LinkedIn may put you in touch with a vast group of professionals, but it lacks the intimacy, and often the references you need to get the job. They don't see themselves as a competitor with LinkedIn, but sa
How to Find Top Tech Talent on Social Media

How to Find Top Tech Talent on Social Media

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In today’s world of serial applicants, recruiters are having trouble finding top talent. Most recruitment processes are costly and ineffective. Hiring managers are bogged down by unqualified applicants and an excess of resumes. In fact, Bradford Smart, president of the recruiting firm Smart & Associates, says that only 25% of hires are considered top performers. Worldwide, companies spend an estimated $120 billion per year on recruiting. The Novo Group's 2012 HR and Recruiting Trends Survey reported that 78% of HR leaders naming the search for top talent as their number one challenge. But if all of this money and effort results in only one in four top performers, there has to be a better way. Social recruiting could be the answer. By reaching out to passive talent on industry sites whe
Go From Intern to Full-Time Employee in 8 Easy Steps

Go From Intern to Full-Time Employee in 8 Easy Steps

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Emily Miethner is the founder and president of NY Creative Interns, an organization dedicated to helping young creatives discover and achieve their dream careers through education, events and networking. The company offers a highly curated Job Board featuring the best internships and entry-level positions in New York City. Over 50% of recent graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Many are taking paid or unpaid internships for one to two years after graduation, unable to transition into full-time work. Although the journey to full-time employment can be rocky and discouraging, it’s certainly not impossible. So what are the other 50% of grads getting right? As someone who made the transition not too long ago from a post-graduation summer of unpaid internships, I'm sharing tips for succe
3 Interview Tips for Hiring Outstanding Developers

3 Interview Tips for Hiring Outstanding Developers

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Chad Lilly is the director of recruiting at Lextech Global Services, a mobile design, strategy and development firm that helps companies optimize workflows with suites of custom mobile apps. Connect with him and the Lextech team on Twitter: @LextechCareer or @LextechApps. According to the ManpowerGroup’s 2012 Talent Shortage survey, 49% of U.S. employers are struggling to fill open positions. Technicians currently rank as the second most difficult position to fill, underlining the challenges tech companies face in staffing their organizations to meet current and future needs. The problem isn’t simply a shortage of applicants. In today’s job market, there are plenty of people willing to fill every available position. The challenge is identifying highly qualified developers among the rest of
5 Best Reasons to Recruit With Facebook Ads

5 Best Reasons to Recruit With Facebook Ads

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Stéphane Le Viet is the CEO and founder of Work4 Labs, the global leader in Facebook recruitment solutions. Follow him @work4labs. It’s no coincidence that Ford and Coca-Cola have stepped up praise of Facebook ads in recent weeks. Despite initial skepticism resulting from both the novelty of the platform and the inaccurate comparisons to Google AdWords, big-ticket advertisers are beginning to realize Facebook ads' ability to drive sales. But Facebook ads aren’t just good for sales. They also represent a tremendous opportunity in the field of recruitment because they can essentially target and attract candidates who are unreachable through traditional channels. If you want to know why your recruitment efforts need Facebook ads, here's why. 1. Fish Where the Fish Are To say that Faceboo
50 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

50 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

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Has your love of Mashable's newest channel Watercooler turned into a full-blown addiction? You're not alone, and you don't need help. It's perfectly healthy to be obsessed with Nyan Cat, stripper parody videos and Pee-wee Herman dubs — at least, that's what we keep telling ourselves. There is, however, one possible side effect: In the whirlwind of memes, you just might have missed out on some of Mashable's features coverage this week. If you're looking for the cure, you've come to the right place; here's the roundup of the week's top digital media resources. Editor's Picks 12 Essential Social Media Cheat SheetsCheat sheets give you a rundown of various features for a given item. Here are some of the best social media cheat sheets. 20 Funniest YouTube Videos According to RedditReddit user
The Importance of Specialization in the Tech Job Market

The Importance of Specialization in the Tech Job Market

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Image: Flickr, LucasDue to the influx of technology and a highly competitive workforce, the nature of the tech job market is fundamentally changing, migrating away from full-time generalists into part-time specialists. The ability to be an "expert" in a particular area is increasingly valuable. For companies, contracting out to specialists can provide a competitive advantage at a fraction of the cost of hiring full-time employees. In response to this shift, many MBA and undergraduate programs over the past 5-10 years have embraced specialization by offering degrees in a variety of specialized industries. If you want to create value and kick start a successful career in the tech sector, my advice is to specialize, specialize, specialize! When you're a generalist in something, you may have w...
5 Easy Steps To Make Your Job Descriptions Go Viral

5 Easy Steps To Make Your Job Descriptions Go Viral

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Jason Webster is a social recruiting enthusiast and co-founder of Ongig, a platform that creates shareable, visually-appealing job descriptions. He has spoken at multiple social recruiting events, where his passion for candidate experience is the primary topic. Connect with Jason and Ongig on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. A Salesforce.com Community Manager job description recently got 57 tweets, 20 likes, and 3,979 views. How’d they do it? First, let’s back up for a second. It’s no secret there are more online venues to search for jobs than ever before. According to recent research, job candidates today use an average of five resources in their job searches, most of them online. However, recruiters haven’t yet adapted to all of these options and are only using one or two means of sharin
Foursquare Rolls Out First Ads

Foursquare Rolls Out First Ads

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Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr have all gotten into the "Promoted" game — launching advertising products called "Promoted Tweets" and "Highlighted Posts" that offer businesses additional exposure for their content. On Wednesday, Foursquare is joining them with the launch of "Promoted Updates," its first paid product offering for merchants. Last week, Foursquare began allowing business owners to send local updates — say, their specials for the day, or a picture of their new outdoor seating area — to their “best customers” when they’re nearby. “Best customers” are those who check in frequently, and possibly have "Liked" the venue on Foursquare. Now, businesses can aim those updates at users who aren't their best customers, but could be. The ads are designed to target users whose friends freque
How to Impress Potential Employers in a Video Interview

How to Impress Potential Employers in a Video Interview

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For many, the video job interview is an intimidating proposition — and for good reason. You're familiar with chatting with friends or a significant other online, and bringing your professional game to the office, but when you're ask to blend the two, it can be disorienting. Many people opt to dress as if they're going to the office (at least from the waist up), and others wear makeup as if they're on camera to be sure their souped-up appearance translates through to the viewer. The prepping applies to your space, too — turn off any devices that might beep (and warn family members or roommates who might wander in). Finally, make eye contact the best way you can on a video call by looking right into the camera. Check out the below infographic made by SparkHire to get more tips for your vid
50+ Events in San Diego, London and More

50+ Events in San Diego, London and More

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They say great minds think alike. That’s why Mashable's Events Board is here to help you make valuable connections — when you attend your industry’s leading conferences, that is. Whether you work in advertising, technology or media, we can help you find the perfect conference. This week we’ve gathered up five events, held in cities like San Diego, London and New York, to help propel you in the right direction. And if you don’t see something that strikes your fancy, check out more than 50 events in our complete listings. Sort listings by date, get discount codes exclusive to Mashable readers, or maybe watch a video of a past event so you won’t be caught by surprise. You can also follow our events account on Twitter so you'll never miss a thing. Digital Marketing Rooftop PartyDate: June
Job Hunting? 190+ Openings at ‘New York Times,’ ‘Slate’ and More

Job Hunting? 190+ Openings at ‘New York Times,’ ‘Slate’ and More

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Whether you're unemployed, underemployed or just looking for something a bit more interesting, the Mashable Job Board is full of listings to take your career to the next level. Since 2005, Mashable has been committed to bringing the top digital, social and tech news and resources to our readers. Over time, we've built a readership of 20 million people who are well versed in digital trends, social media and all the hottest technologies. So when the world's best companies are looking to fill open positions, they post them on the Mashable Job Board. New jobs are added every day, and many positions are exclusive — employers know that if they're going to find the right person for the job, they're going to find them reading Mashable. Below, we've rounded up 10 recently posted jobs; check the
How Can Employers and Employees Get the Most Out of One-On-One Meetings?

How Can Employers and Employees Get the Most Out of One-On-One Meetings?

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Image: Jesussanz/Getty CreativeThis question originally appeared on Quora. What are some tips for efficient one-on-one meetings with employees? What is the best way to give both positive and negative feedback? Answer by Ian McAllister, general manager at Amazon. Below are a few ways to make one-on-one meetings productive: Don't cancel them. The easiest way to communicate to an employee that they're not important is to cancel their one-on-one, no matter the reason. If a conflict comes up, try to reschedule the one-on-one at another time on the same day, and apologize for doing so. Canceling a one-on-one is worse than never scheduling one at all. Let your employees drive (to start). Don't start a one-on-one by piling more work on employees. Encourage them to drive the agenda and bring a l...
6 LinkedIn Groups to Help You Land Your Next Job

6 LinkedIn Groups to Help You Land Your Next Job

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Chelsea P. Gladden is the Director of Marketing & PR for FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that also offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules. To learn more about Chelsea, visit FlexJobs.com or tweet her @FlexJobsChelsea. With the upcoming election, we are hearing more and more about the need to increase jobs. If you are among the 12.1 million Americans who are out of work, continuous networking is key. Because forking out dollar after dollar to attend conferences and events weekly isn’t feasible for someone who needs to be earning money, the obvious option is social networking. LinkedIn is a great option for connecting with friends, former colleagues and their connections wh
Kickstart Your Career With Muse University’s Free Online Classes

Kickstart Your Career With Muse University’s Free Online Classes

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The Muse has been giving career advice to aspiring professionals since 2011 — and now they're broadening their services by offering online classes through Muse University. With class titles like Kick Start Your Job Search, Management 101, Land That Promotion and Hack Your Work Life, Muse University aims to give you the tools to make the most out of your current job, or help you find one quickly. The classes are completely free, and when you sign up you'll receive short, easily-digestible lessons in your email. Management 101 is one month long, but the others are only one or two weeks. Each email comes with some career tips, as well as some homework that will help you put the lessons into action. In an interview with Mashable, Kathryn Minshew, founder and CEO of The Muse, told us about t
Job Hunting? Listings From Flixster and 160+ More

Job Hunting? Listings From Flixster and 160+ More

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Mashable's mission is to inform the connected generation; but we can help you put that knowledge to work, too. Since 2005, Mashable has been committed to bringing the top digital, social and tech news and resources to our readers. Over time, we've built a readership of 20 million people who are well versed in digital trends, social media and all the hottest technologies. So when the world's best companies are looking to fill open positions, they post them on the Mashable Job Board. New jobs are added every day, and many positions are exclusive — employers know that if they're going to find the right person for the job, they're going to find them reading Mashable. Below, we've rounded up five recently posted jobs; check the Mashable Job Board daily for more open positions, and be sure to re
These Telecommuting Jobs Will Surprise You

These Telecommuting Jobs Will Surprise You

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Sara Sutton Fell is the Founder & CEO of FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that also offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules. Sure, computer programming jobs are often associated with the ability to work from home, but a neurosurgeon? Surprisingly, there recently was an open position for a home-based doctor who would telecommute and travel to various locations to perform brain surgery. In fact, medical jobs dominate flexible job listings, and a neurosurgeon is only one of the many surprising employment opportunities across the board in 50+ career fields that are hiring for virtual positions. Companies such as AT&T, Sun Microsystems, Cisco and even the IRS are just a few of t...
Job Hunting? Comedy Central, Nat Geo and 170+ More Are Hiring

Job Hunting? Comedy Central, Nat Geo and 170+ More Are Hiring

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Mashable's mission is to inform the connected generation; but we can help you put that knowledge to work, too. Since 2005, Mashable has been committed to bringing the top digital, social and tech news and resources to our readers. Over time, we've built a readership of 20 million people who are well versed in digital trends, social media and all the hottest technologies. So when the world's best companies are looking to fill open positions, they post them on the Mashable Job Board. New jobs are added every day, and many positions are exclusive — employers know that if they're going to find the right person for the job, they're going to find them reading Mashable. Below, we've rounded up five recently posted jobs; check the Mashable Job Board daily for more open positions, and be sure to re
4 NYC Startups Reshaping Small Business

4 NYC Startups Reshaping Small Business

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Scott Roen is vice president of digital marketing, experience, and innovation for American Express OPEN. He manages a team charged with the strategy, development, and management of digital experiences. New York has historically been known as the center for industries like finance, publishing, and fashion, and has always been a powerhouse of innovation when it comes to these sectors. However, in the last decade, NYC-based tech startups have ushered in a new wave of innovation. There are many factors that led to this entrepreneurship renaissance. The economic downturn certainly served as a motivating factor, but strong support from the Bloomberg administration acted as the perfect enabler. The best part? Several of the hottest startups in New York share some key traits. The most notable amon...
Young Girls Like the Nexus 7, Too

Young Girls Like the Nexus 7, Too

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Google continues to flex its marketing muscle for its Nexus 7 Android tablet: first with a video commercial in July, then with a banner ad on its normally ad-free homepage, and now with a second video commercial, released Wednesday. The ad, titled "Curiosity" and developed by ad agency Mullen, shows a young girl and her mother engaged in various activities of play, from reading Curious George and making lunch to video-conferencing with a relative and calculating the distance of the moon with the help of voice commands. The video concludes with the tagline, "The playground is open." It's similar in theme and sentiment to the first Nexus 7 video ad, "Camping," which was also created by Mullen. The ad shows a father and son on a camping trip, using the tablet as a substitute flashlight, t...
Venngage Offers Inexpensive Data Visualization Tools for Businesses

Venngage Offers Inexpensive Data Visualization Tools for Businesses

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Name: Venngage Quick Pitch: Easy-to-use online data visualization tools for creating infographics. Genius Idea: Venngage provides a cheap and intuitive platform to help businesses create quality infographics without the expense of in-house designers. Say goodbye to outsourcing infographics and worrying about the expense of in-house work. Venngage, a Toronto-based firm, offers an affordable and simple platform for businesses to create quality infographics without the expense of in-house designers. "We're designed for the end users," Venngage CMO Lucas Walker told Mashable. "We're made for those who gather the information and use it." Venngage is an offshoot of Visualize.me, a startup that launched last year to help consumers transform the information on their LinkedIn profiles into infogra
6 Ways to Find Employer Contact Information

6 Ways to Find Employer Contact Information

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It’s the crux of modern-day job seekers: They're often told that to stand out from other candidates, they need to contact members of an organization directly. But what if employee contact information is hidden? Sometimes it’s like a black hole — you could end up searching for what seems like forever to no avail. At times like these, you have to think of yourself as a detective of sorts. You have to be creative. You have to think outside the box. You have to be stealthy. Finding the contact information of a hiring manager or employer is like a game, and you need to use the right methods to come out on top. So, what are some best-kept secrets to gaining this information so you can streamline the communication and application process? Check out these suggestions. 1. Stalk Them OK, so literal
4 Tips to Avoid Work-From-Home Email Scams

4 Tips to Avoid Work-From-Home Email Scams

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Chelsea P. Gladden is the Director of Marketing & PR for FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that also offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules. It’s no secret that jobs that allow you to work from home are on the rise, but as their popularity grows, so do inventive ways to dupe job seekers. Get-rich-quick offers and promises of lots of money for very little work should immediately put your guard up. If you haven’t already, familiarize yourself with what a standard job posting looks like. Legitimate jobs are looking for specific skill sets and job requirements, and do not over-promise. Too many “$$$$” or “!!!!!” should forewarn you it’s not likely a trustworthy opportunity. As you
How Veterans Can Use Technology to Find a Job

How Veterans Can Use Technology to Find a Job

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So you’re a military veteran who just returned from years of active duty. Though you had a fulfilling experience, you’re ready to get back into the job market and work for an organization that can help you achieve other career goals. Well, after months of searching, you still can’t find a job, which puts you in a group with other unemployed veterans — 7.3% of unemployed veterans to be exact. What do you do? While it’s always frustrating to be unemployed, veterans may have a harder time in the job search process due to their time away, medical issues, or even discrimination. However, using technology in your job search can dramatically improve your chances, especially if you’re particularly savvy about it. Check out some suggestions for the modern-day job searching veteran. Beef Up Your Onl
4 Big Gambles That Turned Into Job Offers

4 Big Gambles That Turned Into Job Offers

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Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter. When times get tough, job seekers get creative to stand out from the pack. This certainly isn’t a bad idea, especially when you consider the size of the pack. There are 12.8 million people currently unemployed, and that isn’t even counting passive candidates willing to jump on a new opportunity. Just how do you stand out from such a crowded backdrop to get the job of your dreams? You might need to take a big gamble for a big reward. With the market out there so tough for job seekers, more and more candidates are turning to non-traditional methods to get noticed. This might mean m
3 Types of Interview Questions You Should Never Ask

3 Types of Interview Questions You Should Never Ask

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When I was a job-seeker, I dreaded interviews. I hated the trick questions, the brainteasers and, most of all, the questions I expected but couldn't quite answer. ("What's your biggest weakness?" was the death of me.) But when I became a manager and had to interview people for my team, I found myself asking the same tricky and ineffective questions because they were all I knew. That made my hiring decisions pretty tough; after all was said and done, I had no idea whether each candidate was a good fit for the role or not. If you're a first-time interviewer, don't just wing it. Once you know the right questions to ask, you'll be able to really gauge whether an applicant will be a good addition to your team. And that will not only save you from costly hiring mistakes, it'll also help you recr...
7 Tips for Your Summertime Job Search

7 Tips for Your Summertime Job Search

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Summer may be the perfect time to sit back in a beach chair and relax, but it is also the one of the best times to find a job or internship. However, going through the interview process in the summer can be even more challenging than it is at other points of the year for a number of reasons. Fortunately, hiring managers have some useful advice that just might get you hired. 1. Don't Schedule a Friday Interview Oftentimes when people interview during the summertime, they forget that most weekends are filled with travel, activities and general work tasks. I always recommend that people schedule interviews Monday through Thursday so they don't get caught with a last-minute scheduling conflict. — Ryan O'Connell, vice president at Influence and Co 2. Look Beyond the Summer Don't limit yourself
‘Not For Sale’ Wants to End Modern Slavery

‘Not For Sale’ Wants to End Modern Slavery

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Does social media promote activism, or is it a lazy form of participation? Social media is a strong platform for raising awareness, but the relationship between cause and effect is defined by action regardless of medium. On this episode of Revolution, David Batstone, co-founder and president of Not for Sale, joins us to share his story and his vision for the future of causes and philanthropy. His company "empowers marginalized communities to seek their own dignified employment and break the cycle of exploitation." Batstone points out that social organizations compete with brands and entertainment for the finite attention, time and investment of the communities they rely on for survival and for bringing about change. As a result, the traditional charity model is no longer enough. Socia...
Job Hunting? 200+ Openings at Viacom, Discovery and More

Job Hunting? 200+ Openings at Viacom, Discovery and More

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Potential employer Don Lupton (R) speaks with Tech Sgt. Kenneth Carness during the Hiring Heroes Career Fair on February 28, 2007 in Fort Dix, New Jersey.Image: William Thomas Cain/Stringer/Getty ImagesAre you searching for your next great career opportunity in the digital space? The Mashable Job Board is here to serve you as the leading destination for digital talent. Since its launch five years ago, the Mashable Job Board has been a hiring hub for more than 3,000 employers. We have showcased career opportunities from companies like Google, Edelman, Viacom, Yelp, American Express, NBC Universal, Digitas and many others seeking to attract our audience. This past August we relaunched the Job Board with a fresh design and many new features. Job seekers can now create user profiles, upload re...
The Ultimate Social Network Job Searching Guide

The Ultimate Social Network Job Searching Guide

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Sudy Bharadwaj is a co-founder and the CEO of Jackalope Jobs, a web-based platform that combines search, social networking, and the overall user’s experience to provide relevant job openings. Learn how Sudy and Jackalope Jobs obsess over job seekers by connecting with them on, LinkedIn and Twitter. A recent study by Right Management revealed that more than 46,000 individuals selected networking as the most effective way to find a new job — the fifth year in a row networking has topped the list. The study data proves once again that, in the highly competitive job search, it’s who you know and who knows you that leads to successful employment. Job seekers understand the importance of networking. They read up on job search experts’ tips for networking events, order hundreds of business ca
To Recruit Your Next Great Candidate, Just Swipe Right

To Recruit Your Next Great Candidate, Just Swipe Right

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Image: Flickr, Several secondsAlex Douzet, CEO and co-founder of TheLadders.com, remembers the days of "old-school recruiting," when recruiters had to reach out to prospective candidates by stealthily tracking down their work extensions or personal home phone numbers. Those days are long gone, and — as Douzet recognized nearly two years ago — there's a platform shift on the rise when it comes to developing an efficient and reliable method of matching candidates with careers. "If you look at most categories — games, social media, photos, maps -– about 70-90% of usage comes from mobile devices," says Douzet. He places the distribution of career search activity on mobile at about 35% today, with around 65% still relying on desktop; but he anticipates that a rapid shift will occur in the com
Camping? You Better Bring Your Nexus 7

Camping? You Better Bring Your Nexus 7

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Google's Nexus 7 Android tablet is selling really well, and the company decided now would be a good time to release the first video ad for the device. The ad, titled "Camping," shows the myriad of ways in which you can use your Nexus 7 while camping — watch a movie, use it as a flashlight, play a game of chess or read a book. We see one problem with this scenario, however — the Nexus 7 is a Wi-Fi-only tablet, and some of the activities shown in the video require an internet connection. Sure, you can tether it with a smartphone, but out in the wilderness, some might prefer the ease of use of a 3G/EDGE/GPRS-capable tablet to a Wi-Fi-only one. Google has recently stopped taking orders for the 16 GB version of the device due to overwhelming demand. Interestingly enough, the cheaper, 8 GB N
Amazon Fashion Debuts First TV Commercial

Amazon Fashion Debuts First TV Commercial

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Amazon Fashion debuts its first TV commercial Monday, joining the growing ranks of startup e-commerce businesses (Fab.com, Warby Parker, One Kings Lane) to turn to TV to bring in new customers. The 30-second spot can be viewed on Amazon.com. Amazon, of course, is no startup — but its Fashion division is a fledgling business of sorts. The retailer has had its foot in apparel and accessories sales since acquiring Shopbop in 2006, expanding its footprint, so to speak, with the acquisition of Zappos in 2009 and Gilt competitor MyHabit in 2011. (In late 2006 it launched its own shoes and accessories ecommerce venture, Endless.com, which closed last fall.) But it was only in mid-2012 that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company was ready to make a "significant" investment in the category under it
The Newest Trend in Media is Also the Nudest

The Newest Trend in Media is Also the Nudest

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In honor of National Nude Day, why not drop your drawers and do a little jig in public? A bunch of folks did it in downtown Los Angeles and it seemed to work out just fine. Check out the surprisingly SFW video, which serves not just as a saucy start to the week but also an ad for VH1’s upcoming new series, Dating Naked, launching Thursday night. The clip, from ad agency Mistress, captures a diverse group of men and women –- different ages, various sizes, a mix of ethnicities -– dancing to “I’m Just Wild About Harry” while completely nekked. (They did keep on their shoes). They also, predictably, drew a curious catcalling and camera phone-wielding crowd, so those had to be some brave and body-confident participants. The stunt aims to get the word out about Dating Naked, which drops its co
Looking to Hire Top Talent? Try Recruiting With Video

Looking to Hire Top Talent? Try Recruiting With Video

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Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter. The typical recruiting process is inefficient. This is the best explanation for why so many recruiters are turning to platforms like Facebook to Pinterest and beyond to source candidates. In 2011 the average cost per hire was $5,054, and the traditional recruiting process takes an average of 45 days to fill a position. This is a lot of time and money disappearing. Is it any wonder why more recruiters are looking at the popularity and usefulness of online video? According to comScore’s 2012 US Digital Future In Focus report, 105.1 million Americans are watching online videos every da
Can There Be an Etsy for Fine Art?

Can There Be an Etsy for Fine Art?

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It's not so common to find female founders at start-up accelerators. The numbers are increasing, and there are some accelerators dedicated entirely to supporting women entrepreneurs, but still, it's a relatively rare sight. But when we walked into Excelerate Labs, we found a new company called Cureeo bucking the start-up stereotype. CEO Maida Swenson-Fortune was seated with her partners Stephanie ('Pepper') Coate and Katie Dombrowski, working on a new marketplace for art-buyers. Cureeo aims to eliminate some of the drudgery of sales from the artist's workload, and some of the tedium of hunting from the collector's life. They hope to make fine art collecting more accessible to potential buyers who might lack the experience or confidence (or funds) they think they need in order to walk int...
Roku’s New Ad Teases Losing Presidential Candidate

Roku’s New Ad Teases Losing Presidential Candidate

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By tomorrow, one of the presidential candidates will be preparing for four years in the White House and the other will see their name featured in a new advertising campaign from Roku. As soon as a winner is declared, Roku will begin airing a personalized message to the losing candidate, telling him to cheer up because he has more time now to watch TV. The promotion is part of a new $10 million tongue-in-cheek ad campaign for the streaming media company that will air in several major cities called Keep Streaming America, which encourages consumers to watch as many television shows and movies as they can. Josh Denberg, creative director at Division of Labor, the marketing agency behind Roku's ad campaign, told Mashable that the company had already developed a bunch of other ideas for Keep S
The Evolution of the Job Application

The Evolution of the Job Application

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Just as it's revolutionized everything from grocery shopping to travel, social and digital media have had an enormous effect on the job hunt. With technology moving forward every day, the job discovery and application process is constantly evolving and in flux. To embrace the future, however, we must look to the past. The infographic below, compiled by Spark Hire, examines the evolution of applying for a job, chronicling innovations as seemingly mundane as the invention of the post office (remember snail mail?) to the development of a little thing called the Internet. How have you applied for the jobs you've held? Let us know in the comments below. Infographic courtesy of Spark Hire Social Media Job Listings Every week we post a list of social media and web job opportunities. While ...
What Are the Best Life Hacks to Tackle Procrastination?

What Are the Best Life Hacks to Tackle Procrastination?

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Image: Flickr, EvanThis question originally appeared on Quora. What are the best life hacks to tackle procrastination? Answer by Brandon Lee, entrepreneur and investor. 1. Use Parkinson's Law to your advantage. Parkinson's Law states: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. There's a reason why you wait until the last five hours before you write that paper or begin researching for that project: It's because you're given that much time. It's amazing how productive we get when we face an impending deadline. An artificial way to beat procrastination is to give yourself a hard deadline. 2. Break down big tasks into minuscule tasks. This, I feel, is a much more effective strategy than giving myself an imaginary deadline or any other artificial motivation. A big reaso...
How to Hunt for a Job Using Social Media

How to Hunt for a Job Using Social Media

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Image: Flickr, Jason HowieSecuring a job is the tough part, but scouting an open position? All it takes is a strategic scroll through your favorite social media accounts. Sites like Twitter and Facebook can be fun and frivolous, but they're also viable business opportunities. Plumbing through accounts, hashtags and personal pages could help launch next potential career. Want to find a writing opportunity in a town near you? Just look up a hashtag on Twitter. Want to stay up to date with a company's career openings? "Like" them on Facebook. Want to create a beautiful resume that'll catch a recruiter's or hiring manager's eye? Head over to Pinterest. Here's how to land your perfect job via social media. 1. Twitter Image: Flickr, Maryland GovPics In 140 characters or less, Twitter can he...
Facebook Users Hijack Campaign to Exile Pitbull

Facebook Users Hijack Campaign to Exile Pitbull

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Sometimes, Facebook campaigns backfire. To promote Energy Sheets, the caffeine-infused approximate of Listerine strips, Walmart on Tuesday announced a contest that would send American rapper (and Energy Sheets spokesperson) Pitbull to the store location that received the most new Facebook Likes by July 15. David Thorpe and Jon Hendren of Something Awful started a campaign to #ExilePitbull to the most remote Walmart in America: Walmart #2711 in Kodiak Island, near the Alaskan coast. Kodiak's Page now has more than 60,000 Facebook Likes — nearly 10 times the population of the entire island, according to 2010 census figures. Pitbull, should he honor the committment, is in for an experience: According to one Reddit user, that particular branch sells all sorts of unusual items suited to lif
Is It Too Late to Change Career Paths and Become a Programmer?

Is It Too Late to Change Career Paths and Become a Programmer?

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Image: Flickr, United States Mission GenevaThis question originally appeared on Quora. I am 24 years old and just started learning coding. I want to be a programmer. Am I too late in the game? Answer by Erin Parker, founder of Spitfire Athlete. It's never too late. So much can happen in a year, it can amaze you. I majored in economics. When I was about 23 years old, I randomly decided to go to a Railsbridge Meetup, where you learn how to make a basic Ruby on Rails app in a day. I made a basic Rails app and very much enjoyed it. A seed was planted that day. Months later, I had an idea for a website I've always wanted to build. Although my idea was vague, I imagined [this website] would inspire women to be kick*ss go-getters. I thought it would either be a career website, or one in the healt...
3 Hiring Lessons From Your Holiday Shopping List

3 Hiring Lessons From Your Holiday Shopping List

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With the holiday season in full swing, your shopping list has probably grown impressive in size. While the economy might be tough and the job market even harder to navigate, people across the country are still flocking to stores to make holiday gift purchases. Last year alone, holiday spending grew 14% to inject $42 billion into the economy. So what does this have to do with hiring? Just like finding the perfect holiday gift, finding the right employee for your company can be tough. Walk into any mall and there are thousands of potential gifts for your friends and family, but finding the right one takes work. Before you head out with your shopping list in tow, here are some lessons you can take from the holiday gift grind and apply to your hiring efforts. This way, you always get the per...
Red Flags for Job Searching on Craigslist

Red Flags for Job Searching on Craigslist

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Brie Weiler Reynolds is the content and social media manager at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings, and a former career advisor. At FlexJobs, Brie offers job seekers career and work-life balance advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media, including Pinterest. If ever there were a go-to place for, well, everything, Craigslist might just be it. Founded in 1995 as an email list of events happening in the San Francisco area, Craigslist has grown to be one of the most well-known websites for free classified listings and community forums. From housing to garage sales to personal ads to, of course, jobs, craigslist has it all — including scams. Because Craiglist was never set up as a job search website, its job listings have both pros and cons. On
5 Things Managers Should Never Say Aloud

5 Things Managers Should Never Say Aloud

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Image: Ctoelg/Getty CreativeIn a perfect world, supervisors would be cool under pressure and the perfect source of inspiration — and always say the right thing at exactly the right time. But if you're in that type of role, you know that in reality, that usually doesn't happen. Management is chaotic. People — employees, managers, customers, and everyone in between — are unpredictable, situations escalate, and in the heat of the moment, it's easy to let something not so appropriate slip out, without even realizing it. As a supervisor myself, I had plenty of those moments. And it usually wasn't until the end of the day that I'd realize, "I probably shouldn't have said that." It's not just as simple as vowing not to say, "Hey, you suck!" to any of your employees. These are things that may seem
CV Maker is the Web Tool That Will Get You A Job With Ease

CV Maker is the Web Tool That Will Get You A Job With Ease

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The next time you find yourself needing to hit the pavement in hunt of a new job, leave the resume sprucing to the CV Maker. The web tool is an easy-to-use system that lets users input job experience, contact info, education all in a few simple clicks. The CV Maker then arranges the content in one of four different polished and professional designs. Each resume can be downloaded as a PDF or HTML for easy share-ability. And most importantly, the tool deals with the hassle of formatting fonts and line spacing, so you can focus your attention on finding the right job. Check out the video above to see how the CV Maker works. What other tools do you use to help with resumes or job hunting? Share them in the comments below. Image courtesy of iStockphoto, vicky_81Read more: http://mash...
Diet Coke: No, Our Ads Aren’t Drug References

Diet Coke: No, Our Ads Aren’t Drug References

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Image: Patrick Fallon/BloombergDiet Coke's new ad campaign, which features the tagline "you're on," is drawing criticism for appearing to reference drugs. But the company dismisses such talk. "Diet Coke in no way endorses or supports the use of any illegal substance," a statement from the company reads. Instead, "you're on" is meant to remind young achievers that "Diet Coke is there to support them in the moments when they are at their best," according to the statement. "Every single day, young people around the world experience 'You’re On' moments big and small. It could be a job interview or a national TV interview, a first date or a final exam, a presentation to your boss or a performance in front of thousands." A TV ad in the campaign, which features Taylor Swift, underscored that th
Job Hunting? Check 150+ Openings at Nickelodeon and More

Job Hunting? Check 150+ Openings at Nickelodeon and More

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Whether you're unemployed, underemployed or just looking for something a bit more interesting, Mashable Job Board is full of listings to take your career to the next level. Since 2005, Mashable has been committed to bringing the top digital, social and tech news and resources to our readers. Over time, we've built a readership of 20 million people who are well versed in digital trends, social media and all the hottest technologies. So when the world's best companies are looking to fill open positions, they post them on the Mashable Job Board. New jobs are added every day, and many positions are exclusive — employers know that if they're going to find the right person for the job, they're going to find them reading Mashable. Below, we've rounded up five recently posted jobs; check the Mas
Forget ‘The Force,’ Volkswagen Wants Your Stories Now

Forget ‘The Force,’ Volkswagen Wants Your Stories Now

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Volkswagen, whose most notable social media success to date came from "The Force" viral Super Bowl ad two years ago, is taking a new approach to cultivating fans with a campaign soliciting their stories on Facebook. The German automaker — whose U.S. sales are up 37.6% this year through August — this week is launching Why VW, a platform on which fans can tell their stories how their VWs fit into their lifestyle. The brand is launching the effort with the 30-second TV spot above, which Kevin Mayer, VP of marketing for Volkswagen of America, calls a "palate cleanser" that will run during the Presidential debates among other election-themed media opportunities. "There's a lot of negativity in the press," he says. "This is an ad that shows the cycle of life. It's a reminder that's what we
Waiting in Line Hurts Your Wallet, But Boosts Your Ego

Waiting in Line Hurts Your Wallet, But Boosts Your Ego

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Whether it's the newest Apple gadget, Wii or simply a Black Friday sale, camping in line for hours to snatch up the latest product is something of a commercialized tradition. But retail experts have found that the hype around mega-sales or product launches that attract those line-waiters is more of a scam on the wallet and a boost to the ego than any true money-saving venture. A Wall Street Journal study found that "toys and televisions," which people wait in line for during events like Black Friday, are usually marked down up to 50% lower at other times of the year. Not to mention, the reasoning of waiting on a sidewalk in front of an Apple store for hours, sometimes weeks, is moot — the same product, for the same price is available for purchase online. Even if shipping takes a few days
How to Crowdsource Your Job Hunt

How to Crowdsource Your Job Hunt

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Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video-powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter. Any job seeker could tell you the job market right now is tough. This makes it even more important to go into your interview — whether it’s in person or even through online video — prepared for anything. "Be Prepared" might be the motto of the Boy Scouts, but it should also become your job search motto. Good research can be the difference between wowing in the interview and falling flat. With social media tools and the interconnected web, much of this research can now be crowdsourced through social channels. Considering 91% of online adults are using social media and approximately 75
5 Ways to Make Extra Money During the Holidays

5 Ways to Make Extra Money During the Holidays

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Chelsea P. Gladden is the Director of Marketing & PR for FlexJobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that also offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules. To learn more about Chelsea, visit FlexJobs.com or tweet her @FlexJobsChelsea Though Nordstrom does not decorate for the December holidays until after Thanksgiving, the most expensive time of year is almost here, and it arrives during a time of economic uncertainty for many. Fortunately, there are simple ways of bringing in more cash this winter, whether as a side gig in addition to a full time job, or to hold you over as you continue your search for work. The following are five jobs with flexible schedules and part-time commitments to he
Small Businesses Say They’ll Hire Later This Year

Small Businesses Say They’ll Hire Later This Year

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People looking for a job may get some welcome news in the second half of 2012. Private-sector employers said they were planning on increasing hiring in the latter half of this year compared with the same time last year, according to a new study. Overall, 44% of employers are planning on adding full-time employees between July 1 and Dec. 31, up from 35% in 2011. Twenty-one percent said they would be adding part-time and temporary employees in the second half of 2012. Small business owners will also be joining in the hiring, the survey said. More than one-in-five small businesses with 50 or fewer employees will be adding employees. Additionally, 31% of businesses with 250 or fewer employees and 34% of business owners with fewer than 500 employees will be adding new employees in the final mon...
Career Experts Share Tips for Negotiating the Salary You Want

Career Experts Share Tips for Negotiating the Salary You Want

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Image: Flickr, Ignotus the MageWe work for many reasons -– passion for our profession, making a difference in our community and having the means to sustain ourselves. Yes, that’s right: We work for money. Which is why the discussion about pay during a job search is a sensitive but critical subject. We want the job, but ultimately we want the right salary. Talking about money isn’t something that comes naturally — in fact, it's one of those topics we're often told not to bring up in most conversations. Knowing when to broach the topic and how to push back during a negotiation are important skills that take practice and preparation. Here are some expert strategies to help you get the salary you’re looking for and that you deserve. 1. Don’t talk money too early The question we all want answe
The Case Against Business Introductions

The Case Against Business Introductions

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Are business introductions a waste of time? The lead marketer at an Israeli tech company claims they are. Iris Shoor claims she got meetings at Twitter, LinkedIn and GitHub not by asking for a liaison to make an introduction but by hunting down people at the companies she thought might be interested in what she was selling and then often guessing their email addresses. Shoor's company, Takipi ("server debugging doesn't have to suck") went into public beta five months ago. Shoor says she used cold calls and intros. The former led to seven meetings and five installations. Intros prompted nine meetings and two installations. Targeting the right people made cold emails more effective, Shoor wrote. "By using cold emails I was able to reach exactly the right people in the organization, and that...
Retail’s Winter Of Death Has Claimed Thousands Of Stores

Retail’s Winter Of Death Has Claimed Thousands Of Stores

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In the clothing and accessories business alone, eight big-name bankruptcies and closures have hit the retail industry the last two months, shutting more than 1,000 stores. The closed doors are symptoms of a bigger problem: America simply has too many stores. View this image › BuzzFeed News American retailers selling clothing and accessories have been through a grim winter death march of bankruptcies in the past two months: Wet Seal, Delia's, DEB Shops, C. Wonder, Gap's Piperlime, Kate Spade Saturday, Jones New York, and Caché. If that feels like a lot of big-name bankruptcies, it's because it is. In clothing and accessories alone, more than 1,000 st...
Job Hunting? 140+ Jobs at Disney, Bloomberg and More

Job Hunting? 140+ Jobs at Disney, Bloomberg and More

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Whether you're unemployed, underemployed or just looking for something a bit more interesting, the Mashable Job Board is full of listings to take your career to the next level. Since 2005, Mashable has been committed to bringing the top digital, social and tech news and resources to our readers. Over time, we've built a readership of 20 million people who are well versed in digital trends, social media and all the hottest technologies. So when the world's best companies are looking to fill open positions, they post them on the Mashable Job Board. New jobs are added every day, and many positions are exclusive — employers know that if they're going to find the right person for the job, they're going to find them reading Mashable. Below, we've rounded up 10 recently posted jobs; check the
5 Common Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

5 Common Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

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Brie Weiler Reynolds is the content and social media manager at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings, and a former career advisor. At FlexJobs, Brie offers job seekers career and work-life balance advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media. In a time when job seekers can send literally hundreds of applications without hearing back from employers, the invitation to a job interview can feel like winning the lottery. The odds are long, the chosen ones few. Once you’ve been invited to come face to face with your potential employer, you don’t want to mess things up by committing a common, easy-to-avoid job interview mistake. Here are five common job interview mistakes, and how to avoid them. 1. Forgetting the Interviewer's Name When you go to a jo
4 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

4 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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Chelsea P. Gladden is the Director of Marketing and PR for Flexjobs, an award-winning service that helps job-seekers find professional opportunities that also offer work flexibility, such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules . To learn more about Chelsea, visit Flexjobs.com or tweet her @FlexJobsChelsea. There it is: a stack of 150 resumes, received in the first hour of posting a job, piled up in the hiring manager’s email inbox. How will you stand out? These four tips for creating an effective, well-organized resume, should help you stay at the top of the pile and in the top of the hiring manager's mind. 1. Stick To a Standardized Font For most positions, HR reps just wants a resume they can read and that captures the skill sets they are looking for. Fonts
These 29 Business Cards Are So Brilliant You Can’t Help But Keep Them. But #17, That’s Just Wrong. LOL.

These 29 Business Cards Are So Brilliant You Can’t Help But Keep Them. But #17, That’s Just Wrong. LOL.

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How many business cards have you kept and remembered after meeting someone new? A few? One? None? More than likely, you have thrown away or stored most of the business cards you were handed without giving them more thought. It would impossible to do that with these 29 business cards. They are all so delightfully creative and memorable, it's hard to imagine them anywhere but lying on your desk or tacked to a bulletin board. 1.) A business card that's also a cheese grater 2.) Mini plungers, complete with the plumber's contact information. 3.) LEGO agents for a business ...
Hunting for a Job? Check 160+ Listings From <em>The Onion</em> and More

Hunting for a Job? Check 160+ Listings From The Onion and More

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Whether you're unemployed, underemployed or just looking for something a bit more interesting, Mashable Job Board is full of listings to take your career to the next level. Since 2005, Mashable has been committed to bringing the top digital, social and tech news and resources to our readers. Over time, we've built a readership of 20 million people who are well versed in digital trends, social media and all the hottest technologies. So when the world's best companies are looking to fill open positions, they post them on the Mashable Job Board. New jobs are added every day, and many positions are exclusive — employers know that if they're going to find the right person for the job, they're going to find them reading Mashable. Below, we've rounded up five recently posted jobs; check the Masha
Job Hunting? (RED) and 180+ Others Are Hiring

Job Hunting? (RED) and 180+ Others Are Hiring

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Mashable's mission is to inform the connected generation; but we can help you put that knowledge to work, too. Since 2005, Mashable has been committed to bringing the top digital, social and tech news and resources to our readers. Over time, we've built a readership of 20 million people who are well versed in digital trends, social media and all the hottest technologies. So when the world's best companies are looking to fill open positions, they post them on the Mashable Job Board. New jobs are added every day, and many positions are "exclusive" (denoted with an asterisk) — employers know that if they're going to find the right person for the job, they're going to find them reading Mashable. Below, we've rounded up five recently posted jobs; check the Mashable Job Board daily for more op
How to Get Your Employees to Stop Job Hunting

How to Get Your Employees to Stop Job Hunting

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Engaged employees generate an average of between one quarter, to one third more profits for their companies. Fantastic, right? But here's the question: Are most of your employees really engaged? If you answered yes, chances are you're dead wrong. According to one eye-opening study, fewer than one third of all employees can be classified as actively engaged at work. Put another way, some industry statistics show that 66% of employees are disengaged and 60% are actively looking for work. This rampant disengagement or semi-engagement hits where it hurts — your bottom line. As HR.com writer David Bator put it, since you pay a disengaged employee 100% of their salary for 50% effort, if we assume that the average salary of an employee in a 500 person organization is $50,000, then the annual co
What’s Inside Successful Entrepreneurs’ Arsenals?

What’s Inside Successful Entrepreneurs’ Arsenals?

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People despise being told the areas they're lacking and how they can improve. But, for a few tools that make winning easier, it's worth swallowing your pride. A recent post by LinkedIn on the arsenals of highly successful entrepreneurs shows what weapons of war these figures use for battle and what they can't get through their workday without. "Their answers ranged from smartphones, to bike lock keys, to brilliant colleagues," LinkedIn editor Francesca Levy told Mashable. She says more than one-third of the 60 influencers who contributed can't live without their mobile devices — no small surprise. But they're not using those devices just for Internet surfing, texting or even business calls. "Peter Guber, owner of the L.A. Dodgers, uses his phone to watch a live feed of his new AAA stadium
3 Amazing Ways Elon Musk Is Exactly Like The Real Life Tony Stark

3 Amazing Ways Elon Musk Is Exactly Like The Real Life Tony Stark

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, is a dreamer, businessman, engineer, adventurer, inventor and innovator. His ambitious are boundless, literally spanning across the galaxy and perhaps even beyond. He is the real life Tony Stark, developing technologies that most of us believed could only exist in science fiction. Musk not only wants to engineer innovative technologies, he also wants to ensure that they are used for the betterment of humankind and the planet. Correspondingly, he has invested in robotics companies to monitor the growth and expansion of this technology. He worries that we could potentially live in a world in which robots are in control and turn on humans, much like Terminator. Moreover, Musk has been a fervent supporter of renewable energy an...
4 Mobile Apps to Simplify Your Job Search

4 Mobile Apps to Simplify Your Job Search

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Looking for a job is undoubtably one of the most stressful hurdles in one's life. Whether you're out of a job or uncomfortable in your current position, you're looking for anything to make the hunt a little easier. 1. Job Compass Are you hoping to cut down your morning commute with a closer office? iPhone app Job Compass [iTunes link] searches for open positions near your home, within a five-mile radius. Or if you're willing to travel or maybe even relocate for the right job, you can search up to 100 miles away. The app searches more than 2 million listings to help find the job you're looking for. We played with the app — typing in "waitress," "public relations" and "engineer" to find job lists with great variety. Job Compass includes many different industries and various levels of hie
5 Things Job Hunters Should Make Time For This Weekend

5 Things Job Hunters Should Make Time For This Weekend

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Savvy job hunters know a little bit of prep over the weekend can give them a head start in a job search. Make some time this weekend to spend on these activities: Have coffee with your professional contacts. Since you have more time over the weekend, try to meet with your professional contacts or make some new ones. Perhaps your friend knows of someone who works at your dream company — ask her for an introduction and try to set up a time to meet with your new contact. You can also start scheduling a time for next weekend if people are unavailable this weekend. Read books about companies where you'd like to work. Perhaps there's a company you'd love to be a part of. Maybe you're in awe of Google and its "Do No Evil" motto and culture. Start researching the best books about those firms an
How to Structure Your Daily Job Search to Help Land Your Next Job

How to Structure Your Daily Job Search to Help Land Your Next Job

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Jayne Mattson is Senior Vice President at Keystone Associates, a leading career management and transition services consulting firm in Boston. Mattson specializes in helping mid-to-senior level individuals in new career exploration, networking strategies and career decisions based on corporate culture fit. A new job typically does not magically fall from the sky into one’s lap. Finding a new job usually involves a great deal of research, networking, perseverance and creative thinking. But, the real secret to landing that next job is to be organized and methodical in your job (re)search. Developing a structured job search plan will keep you focused and motivated, helping you achieve your targeted goal of finding a new job while you are either employed or unemployed. Below are structured p
10 Online Media Jobs from Threadless, College Board and More

10 Online Media Jobs from Threadless, College Board and More

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Job seekers crowd into a ballroom during the California Job Journal HIREvent on Feb. 10, 2009 in San Francisco, Calif.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesAre you searching for your next great career opportunity in the digital space? The Mashable Job Board is here to serve you as the leading destination for digital talent. Since its launch five years ago, the Mashable Job Board has been a hiring hub for more than 3,000 employers. We have showcased career opportunities from companies such as Google, Edelman, Viacom, Yelp, American Express, NBC Universal, Digitas and many others seeking to attract our audience. This past August, we relaunched the Job Board with a fresh design and many new features. Job seekers can now create user profiles, upload resumes and application materials, sign up for ...
Digital Nomad: The Definitive 3-Step Guide To Working Remotely

Digital Nomad: The Definitive 3-Step Guide To Working Remotely

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Whether you work from home full-time or are a student who likes to get out of the library, I’m going to share somework location recommendations and tips on how to get the most out of your day(s) out of the office. I work remotely full-time and have faced all the challenges that come with this setup. While I work from my house most days, I do like to venture out a couple of days during the week, since it can get a bit lonely. Where I choose to work depends on my work for the day, as each location brings its own set of challenges, such as bad WiFi, noisy and crowded environments and a lack of electrical outlets. 1. Choose the right location. I usually work from one location throughout the entire day. But sometimes, I just need a place for a few hours. The location I choose depends on...
4 Reasons Recruiters Should Stop Accepting Traditional Resumes

4 Reasons Recruiters Should Stop Accepting Traditional Resumes

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Sudy Bharadwaj is a co-founder and the CEO of Jackalope Jobs, a job seeker focused platform making the job search social, fast and easy. Learn how Sudy and Jackalope Jobs obsess over job seekers by connecting with them on Twitter. For recruiters, social media is becoming less about connecting with friends and colleagues and more about job candidate research. A recent survey by Jobvite reported that 92% of recruiters use social media to find talent, an increase of 3% from last year. Even Facebook is now rumored to throw its hat into the social networking and job search ring, joining social media job search giant LinkedIn. Many traditional methods of looking for jobs and job candidates, like faxing resumes to recruiters, are deceased. In the same sense, social networking is replacing many...
8 Simple Tips to Maximize Career Fulfillment

8 Simple Tips to Maximize Career Fulfillment

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Image: FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFinding a career that you’re passionate about isn't always a picnic. A 2013 Gallup poll suggests that 70% of workers either dislike their jobs or are completely disengaged with what they do. As managing director of Heard City, a growing company in New York, I’m constantly meeting with people young and old who are struggling with the daily frustration and boredom of their current workplaces. Figuring out what you truly want to do with your life is a challenge for many people; below are eight tips to help you find a fulfilling career path. 1. Write down who you are What do you like to do after work hours or on the weekends? Write down all of your personality traits or interests — you might surprise yourself with what you find. Whether it’s a baby step
Job Hunting? 180+ Openings at Fandango, Fox and More

Job Hunting? 180+ Openings at Fandango, Fox and More

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Whether you're unemployed, underemployed or just looking for something a bit more interesting, the Mashable Job Board is full of listings to take your career to the next level. Since 2005, Mashable has been committed to bringing the top digital, social and tech news and resources to our readers. Over time, we've built a readership of 20 million people who are well versed in digital trends, social media and all the hottest technologies. So when the world's best companies are looking to fill open positions, they post them on the Mashable Job Board. New jobs are added every day, and many positions are exclusive — employers know that if they're going to find the right person for the job, they're going to find them reading Mashable. Below, we've rounded up 10 recently posted jobs; check the
Job Hunting? 200+ Openings at American Express, Time Inc. and More

Job Hunting? 200+ Openings at American Express, Time Inc. and More

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Are you searching for your next great career opportunity in the digital space? The Mashable Job Board is here to serve you as the leading destination for digital talent. Since its launch five years ago, the Mashable Job Board has been a hiring hub for more than 3,000 employers. We have showcased career opportunities from companies like Google, Edelman, Viacom, Yelp, American Express, NBC Universal, Digitas and many others seeking to attract our audience. This past August we relaunched the Job Board with a fresh design and many new features. Job seekers can now create user profiles, upload resumes and application materials, sign up for job alerts, browse our employer directory, and search and apply for jobs through mobile. Below are 10 recently posted job openings. Check the Mashable Job B...
Kodak Exiting the Consumer Printer Business

Kodak Exiting the Consumer Printer Business

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The long, sad decline of Eastman Kodak continued on Friday as the company announced it was exiting the consumer printer business. The company, which is in the process of submitting a restructuring plan to Bankruptcy Court, will "wind down sales of consumer inkjet printers" and focus instead on selling ink to its existing install base. "Kodak is making good progress toward emergence from Chapter 11, taking significant actions to reorganize our core ongoing businesses, reduce costs, sell assets, and streamline our organizational structure," said Antonio M. Perez, Kodak chairman and CEO, in a statement. Perez added that halting consumer printer sales "will substantially advance the transformation of our business to focus on commercial, packaging and functional printing solutions and enterpr...
Job Hunting? Ustream and 150+ Companies Are Hiring

Job Hunting? Ustream and 150+ Companies Are Hiring

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Mashable's mission is to inform the connected generation; but we can help you put that knowledge to work, too. Since 2005, Mashable has been committed to bringing the top digital, social and tech news and resources to our readers. Over time, we've built a readership of 20 million people who are well versed in digital trends, social media and all the hottest technologies. So when the world's best companies are looking to fill open positions, they post them on the Mashable Job Board. New jobs are added every day, and many positions are "exclusive" (denoted with an asterisk) — employers know that if they're going to find the right person for the job, they're going to find them reading Mashable. Below, we've rounded up five recently posted jobs; check the Mashable Job Board daily for more open
5 Characteristics to Look for When Hiring Talent

5 Characteristics to Look for When Hiring Talent

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Sajjad Masud is the Co-Founder and CEO of Simplicant, a cloud-based social recruiting platform transforming talent acquisition and making enterprise-level recruiting technology accessible to companies of all sizes. Connect with Sajjad and the Simplicant team on Twitter and Facebook. Best-in-class companies realize that making ongoing investments in grooming their workforce is important. However, starting off with a great team arguably has the highest impact. Finding the right talent can be tricky, especially if your company is a startup that doesn’t have a substantial hiring budget. But making an upfront investment of both time and resources can make a big difference to your startup’s bottom line and growth potential. Adding top talent early on will bring a combination of new energy, ab
Love And Money: Why The Man Behind Victoria’s Secret Killed Himself

Love And Money: Why The Man Behind Victoria’s Secret Killed Himself

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In the mid-1970s, a man named Roy Raymond walked into a department store to buy his wife some lingerie. The entire situation made him feel extremely uncomfortable. All he could find were hideous floral-print nightgowns. Not to mention, the saleswoman who came over to help treated him like a pervert. This journey into the women’s underwear section wasn’t entirely worthless, however. In fact, it inspired the idea behind one of the most recognizable and popular brands on the planet: Victoria’s Secret. The Story Behind Victoria’s Secret Following his disastrous visit to the department store, Raymond had an epiphany. He spoke with other male friends and came to the realization that there was a huge gap in the women’s underwear market. There wasn
Twitter Sentiment to Light Up London’s Ferris Wheel

Twitter Sentiment to Light Up London’s Ferris Wheel

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The London Eye, that city's famous Ferris wheel, will become a giant mood ring, projecting England's Twitter-based sentiment about the upcoming Olympic Games. EDF Energy, a utility in that country, has enlisted "the UK's foremost expert on Twitter sentiment analysis," Mike Thelwall, and Sosolimited, a team of MIT graduates with expertise in linguistic analysis, to interpret UK-based tweets that reference the Olympics. The group will scan Twitter for tweets including phrases like "Olympics," "Torch Relay," "#energy2012" and "London 2012." Then, a sentiment algorithm will determine the amount of positive and negative emotion contained in the message. The prevailing sentiment will be reflected in the color of the lights on the London Eye during a nightly 30-minute light show during the g...
How To Get Hired In 30 Days Or Less

How To Get Hired In 30 Days Or Less

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Sudy Bharadwaj is a co-founder and the CEO of Jackalope Jobs, a web-based platform that combines search, social networking, and the overall user’s experience to provide relevant job openings. Learn how Sudy and Jackalope Jobs obsess over job seekers by connecting with them on LinkedIn and Twitter. Sometimes it seems that a job search is a race against the clock: How soon can you get hired? Everyone’s search is different, but no matter what your situation is, there are certain techniques that are guaranteed to push you in the right direction. Follow these tips to kickstart your job search and be signing an offer letter in 30 days or less. 1. Get Organized Organization is key to staying on track (and on time!) in your job search. Keep track of places you’re interested in applying and what
Macy’s Is Making Its Own Version Of T.J. Maxx And Nordstrom Rack

Macy’s Is Making Its Own Version Of T.J. Maxx And Nordstrom Rack

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The “off-price” channel, home of discounted designer goods, is the place to be in retail. Macy’s plans to pilot a new off-price chain as well as expand its Bloomingdale’s outlet locations. Macy’s Facebook Facebook: Macys TJ Maxx Facebook Facebook: tjmaxx   The success of T.J. Maxx and Nordstrom Rack is pulling Macy's into the off-price chain game -- and highlighting the pervasiveness of outlet culture in America. The department store company, which announced plans last month t...
Is CPE the Best Way to Quantify ROI?

Is CPE the Best Way to Quantify ROI?

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Millions of consumers saw your last digital campaign, which means they physically laid eyes on it, giving you some juicy numbers for a case study and bragging rights in your competitive circles. But what impact did those ads really have? Any lasting effect at all? Were there any converts out of that massive nameless, faceless audience? To know, you might want to analyze your cost per engagement. In our Metrics That Matter series, we've talked to marketers to get their opinions and advice on evaluating just how engaged their audiences are — and how this translates into ROI. Active Versus Passive Viewers While ad sellers still use CPM (cost per mille; the advertising cost per thousand views) as a media measurement, marketers are much more invested in engagement these days, which means a con
Job Hunting? 160+ Openings at Meredith, The Onion and More

Job Hunting? 160+ Openings at Meredith, The Onion and More

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Unemployed, underemployed or somewhere in between? The Mashable Job Board is here to help. Since 2005, Mashable has been dedicated to providing the hottest digital, social and tech news to our readership of 20 million and counting. Top companies know you excel in the digital world, so they come to Mashable to find the best and brightest minds. New jobs — including ones exclusive to us — are added every day to the Mashable Job Board. Take a look. Below, we've gathered 10 recently posted marketing positions. Keep coming back to the Mashable Job Board for new openings, and don't forget to read our Job Search Series for advice on how to achieve your dream job. Position: Account ManagerCompany: CafeMomLocation: New York, N.Y. As an Account Manager, you will be responsible for supporting adve

Looking for a New Job? Steal These PR Strategies

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Image: Flickr, SCA Svenska Cellulosa AktiebolagetFinding the right job can be frustrating –- you know that you have what it takes to do well at a brand new gig, but your dream company may take some convincing. Repeatedly firing off your resume into the digital abyss isn't going to help employers get wind of your skills. If you're looking to add some extra juice to your job search, you might want to consider taking a new approach — like launching your very own personal public relations campaign. Believe it or not, effective PR isn't about flashy stunts or press releases littered with extravagant claims; it's simply about communicating your value to the right people. Mary Perfect might have a resume that rivals yours, but the below tips can help give you the extra edge. Here's how you can

Why You Should Blog to Get Your Next Job

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Think of the word “blog” and what comes to mind? Mommy bloggers? People posting funny cat videos? Well, no more. Today’s savvy job seekers are putting their skills to the test and blogging their way to success and job opportunities. Here’s why a blog can get you your next job. 1. It’s your resume, only better: Everyone has a resume. But a blog allows you to highlight the skills on your resume, times ten. For example, if you’re a writer, you can flex your writing muscles and post examples of your creative writing. Even if you’re a tax accountant, you can write your thought-provoking opinions on some of the new tax laws or add a testimonial from a happy client. Just be sure what you write is accurate and well-supported. 2. It gives you a positive digital footprint: Whenever you apply for a j

Marketers Target Front of iPhone 5 Line

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Days, and sometimes weeks, before a new iPhone or iPad is scheduled to hit stores, lines begin forming in front of Apple retail locations across the country, attracting the notice of passersby and the media. Given the amount of attention these urban campers draw, it's no surprise that they've become popular targets for marketers. When the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011, the first two people in line at Apple's 5th Ave. and 59th St. flagship wore bright orange sweatshirts emblazoned with Gazelle's logo in exchange for sponsorship — including a free iPhone 4S — from the gadget reseller. iPhone casemaker OtterBox equipped campers with ponchos and other survival gear, while the makers of The Milking App brought two cows and a goat to the front of the line to promote its iPhone game, w